Wood Staining - Frame & Door


16 May 2011
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United Kingdom
I am having a new front door and frame fitted to my house to get rid of the 1980's white UPVC monstrosity.
I have chosen a timber frame and door in light oak, but due to the costs of an oak frame I have been offered the african indigbo wood as an alternative. I agreed as long as it matches the door as I only want to varnish the door or apply a light stain to it before varnish. I took a piece of the Indigbo to the door place and held it against a door or two and found a door that was very similar in colour. I ordered the door which arrived on Friday but it is nothing like the Indigbo as the door I first held the indigbo against had been in the shop 5 years and had changed colour.
I have concluded as wood is a natural product the chances of me getting two different types of wood to match naturally will be almost impossible.

My question is - if I apply a light oak stain by ronseal or similar would it even up the colours?
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